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msg:3928008
 9:45 pm on Jun 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi, first post, very pleased to be a part of Webmaster World.

I have recently added a RSS feed as a way of giving visitors updates on a 3,000 page rollout of my newspaper obituary directory site , with the option to get the feed to their email Inbox.

I used Feedburner (Google) to set it up, because I know little about RSS and the setup was user-friendly and simple.

I would like to know if any of you know of a user-friendly alternative to feedburner as the email updates being sent by Feedburner:

1
have a link to get people to sign up to the Google Reader larger (in font size) than the subject header of the email.

2
A ridiculous offer to unsubscribe to the updates by mailing (yes, snail mail)a letter to a Google address in Chicago.

 

bill




msg:3928059
 12:08 am on Jun 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld newsobits.

There are a bunch of services that market themselves as FeedBurner alternatives. I don't know how many of them offer the e-mail option that FeedBurner does.

This is a short list of services I've heard about. I haven't tried any of them, so this is not an endorsement by any means. Not all of these are free either.

  • FeedBlitz [feedblitz.com]
  • RapidFeeds [rapidfeeds.com]
  • PostRank [postrank.com]
  • FEEDCAT.NET [feedcat.net]
  • Feedity [feedity.com]
  • orange hd [orangehed.com]
  • newsobits




    msg:3928133
     5:38 am on Jun 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

    thanks for the reply, Bill.

    I will give FeedBlitz a try.

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